Stephanie Ledford is one of more than 80 Daniels graduate students who will graduate Friday, many participating in the Academic Hood Presentation Ceremony Nov. 16. At the ceremony, students receive their master’s degree hood and officially become alumni of the Daniels College of Business.

Ledford pursued her Professional MBA while maintaining a full-time job.

“I wanted a reputable program that would help develop my goals,” she said. “I wanted to pursue my MBA because I felt that I reached a point in my career where I could focus on further development of my leadership style. It’s very difficult to work full time and attend school, but it’s amazing what you can handle once you jump in.”

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